A win just wasn't in the cards for us yesterday. Any time it takes seven innings to get your first run, it's going to be tough going. With that said, I thought we played some solid defense throughout the game. Only giving up 7 runs (0 in their last 4 at bats) to a team that had multiple balls travel over the fence and a host of women that can hit the ball farther than I can is saying something about our team defense.
On a personal note, I want to thank you all for standing by me as I got through my first full game back on the hill after the incident. Without the positive reinforcement throughout the game I may very well have snapped and been tossed once again. The anger management classes, for which Webbie and Mike are sponsoring me, are paying off. Also, I am comfortable with a team decision that revokes my bar selection privileges for the fall. My feelings won't be hurt.
Congrats to Julia and Mike for completing their half marathon. I'm guessing you're quite sore today but I know the feeling of finishing and it is something special. Enjoy it and, who knows, maybe we can have a group of CrackMonkeys run the Illinois Half Marathon or relay next spring.
One more to go Monkeys. Let's make the most of it!